Got this one in the mail yesterday. I must say I'm OVERWHELMED by it. In a time when I was looking away from Ibanez guitars, this axe has brought back my faith in the company. I've never had such a magnificent instrument, not only Ibanez but I think this is the best electric guitar I've ever played. Period.
Everything is top notch here:
The sharp attack of the ebony board combined with the thickness of the TZ-AN combo gives this axe a monstruous sound which has the perfect balance between presence and harmonics. Cleans are insanely beautiful with the single coil and I can't wait to put 10's on it and listen just how crystal clear they sound with tigther strings. The blocked trem also seems to be adding to the ridiculous amount of sustain/resonance this instrument has. Best guitar tone I've ever heard. Basswood really lets the pick-ups and the board wood speak for themselves and won't break your back like mahogany. I just love it!
Lookwise, these axe is the most badass thing I've ever had. My DBK looks so cheap besides my new baby... Can't wait to take it to my first gig with my prog band, jaws are going to be dropping to the floor when other guitarists see this thing.
As far as playability goes, I'm not a fan of the Wizard neck profile anymore (used to love it a few years back but I like some beef now) but this particular neck is so beautiful and the action so low that I feel younger playing it. Kind of like when I first grabbed my first Ibanez (a FGM which was the second best Ibanez I've ever payed) and was completely blown away by how effortless it played. I really don't understand why Ibanez keeps making 95% of their intruments with rosewood fretboards when both ebony and maple blow it away in every possible aspect (looks, sound, playablity).
Anyway, on to the fun part: here are some pics. Enjoy!